11/21/2013 10:00:00 AM CFHS NHS inducts fourteen new members
Fourteen students at Cannon Falls High School were inducted into the Cannon Falls National Honor Society (NHS) for the 2013-14 school year.
Approximately 75 people were in attendance for the ceremony held on Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
English teacher Heather Rosemann gave the welcome and Bucky Lindow, a math teacher, was selected by the NHS members to give the address this year.
The officers spoke on the four foundations that the NHS is based upon. President Ryan Foster spoke on knowledge and scholarship, Vice President Quinton Lindow addressed leadership, Secretary Kelsie Beissel spoke on service and Historian Kaesey Glaess addressed character.
Presenting the certificates of membership were advisors Kirsten Hoffman and Deb Klegin.
All members are required to live by the NHS pledge, "I'll pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected: I'll be true to the principles for which it stands; I'll be loyal to my school and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character."
New members are Alex Bultena, Madeline Carlson, Sami Cromer, Mikaela De Groot, Matthew Delk, Zach Dockter, Sydney Erhardt, Hunter Johnson, Jordan Kasa, Quinton Lindow, Jordan Lundell, Ashley Serres, Sam Singh and Nathan Wildenberg.
They join current members Megan Bauer, Sheyenne Bauer, Kelsie Beissel, Hannah Boman, Ryan Foster, Kaesey Glaess, Lauren Lecy, Austin Noble, Brock Peterson, Molly Thomforde and Becca Vandenheuvel.
Juniors and Seniors must have a 3.33 cumulative grade point average to be eligible to apply for NHS. The application process requires each student to fill out an application answering questions regarding their leadership, community and school involvement and service projects in which they have been involved along with a one page letter of recommendation. A faculty panel of teachers then reviews the applications and essays, and selection is determined.
The Cannon Falls NHS chapter is an active organization. Twice a year they clean a section of Hwy. 52 with the Minnesota State ditch clean up project. They will volunteer with the local November Feed My Starving Children event.
At Thanksgiving they will be ringing the bell for the salvation army in downtown Cannon Falls and be a collection site for toys for tots. In December they will sponsor their seventh annual food drive.
In March, 2014, they host a blood drive at the HS for students and staff. They also provide tutoring services throughout the school year for students.